Does ability to tolerance stress play a role in virulence and pathogenicity?
Metals are critical micronutrients but their cellular levels must be carefully regulated to avoid toxicity. What role does metal acquisition play in host-pathogen interactions and in overall virulence?
What are the global impacts of nucleotide signaling molecules in the context of virulence and host-pathogen interactions?
How does glycosylation of surface-expressed proteins impact virulence and pathogenesis?
About Dr. lemos and dr. abranches
Dr. José A. Lemos obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and started his academic career as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Florida. After a stint at the University of Rochester that began in 2007, he returned to the University of Florida in 2015.
Dr. Jacqueline Abranches obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and completed her post-doctoral training at University of Rochester and University of Florida. Along with Dr. Lemos, she established the Lemos-Abranches Research Group while at Rochester. In 2015, the Lemos-Abranches research group relocated to the University of Florida.
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